Megha Ganapathy Illustrated Mug

Writing in an indifferent universe

Studying the looking glass

Perhaps more than the existentialist confirmation that my work doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of the universe, it is the acceptance of the fact that I am average. Even, dare I say, mediocre. 
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Megha Ganapathy Illustrated Mug

The sunset made me cry and other clichés

Studying the looking glass

Despite my grievances, I do want to embrace the mainstream as a more accessible base to connect with the people around me, to recognize that moments of shared emotion are just as valuable a part in experiencing art.
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Forever in a box

Laminated ink

As much as I rejoice in spilling my guts to a modest readership of unknown strangers and cheerleader-like family relatives, I halt myself from giving away everything.
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Stars for sentences

Resting at the nucleus of these stars, I found a sense of communication, an avenue to express what I wanted to without the constraint of phrases and descriptors.
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Color me curious

Laminated ink

I’d like to think that our coloring books are just windows into who we are, and we are all working to understand each other’s. 
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Megha Ganapathy mug

An ode to indulgent artists

Reading “difficult” novels trained me to exist in the moment, devoting every ounce of my attention to understanding the words in front of me. I no longer find my eyes flitting to dialogue, skimming past action lines to get to the end of the book.
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Rugburn revelations

Laminated ink

It took time for me to confront the fact that wushu wasn’t just a stereotype I was undeniably bound to or a guilty pleasure I was obligated to stow away.
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Unbecoming Aly

Laminated ink

Just like Aly, I, too, feared attention of any form: class presentations, piano recitals, popcorn reading.
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Everything I didn’t play

Laminated ink

I don’t know the exact moment I fell out of love with playing music. Somewhere amid angry spit and demoralizing comments, I grew to fear the piano.
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